President Nguyen Xuan Phuc presents 5,000 national flags to fishermen hinh anh 1Vietnamese ships in Vietnam's territorial waters around Da Tay A Reef in Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on June 10 presented 5,000 national flags to fishermen through the programme “One million national flags for fishermen.”

The programme, an initiative of the Lao dong (Labour) newspaper, was launched on June 1, 2019, and has presented more than 400,000 national flags to fishermen in coastal areas, residents in border areas and border posts.

It plans to deliver 560,000 more flags to 28 coastal provinces and cities in the time ahead, with the aim of expressing solidarity and encouragement with fishermen and residents and soldiers in border areas in defending the country’s borderline./.